Terminology

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A-C

  • Alpha Class Event: a change to history that will cause little or no changes to present day. (See also – Delta Class Event, Omega Class Event)

D

  • Delta Class Event: a change to history that will cause noticeable changes to present day. (See also – Alpha Class Event, Omega Class Event)
  • drop: the transition from one time to another, typically into the past; to travel in time.
  • drop ship:
  • drop sickness: The surge of nausea and vertigo that immediately follows time travel.
  • downtime: toward the past.

E-L

  • go white: use any and all means available to complete the mission (or escape); all bets are off

M

  • Marconi Limit: The maximum amount of weight from present day that can exist as a single item (or multiple items touching each other) in the past before all of that matter snaps back to present day.

N-S

  • nak: short for “anachronism.” Anything that belongs to a different time than the one it is currently in.
  • native: anyone who belongs in the current time.
  • Omega Class Event: a change to history that will cause extreme changes to present day, likely eliminating the version of the world we know. (See also – Alpha Class Event, Delta Class Event)
  • spinner: drop ship component that prevents TREs.

T

  • TRE: See Temporal Realignment Event
  • Temporal Realignment Event: The sudden transition of matter from the past back to the present that occurs when the weight of the matter exceeds the Marconi Limit.

U-Z

  • uptime: toward the future.

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